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Local bans limit options for aspiring marijuana businesses

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — About 39% of Michigan communities that approved a recreational marijuana ballot measure last year have since introduced local bans that prohibit businesses selling pot. Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued emergency rules in July giving local authorities six ...

The Mining Journal prepares to debut new Weekend Edition

MARQUETTE — Saturday, Sept. 7, marks the next chapter for The Mining Journal, as readers will experience our Weekend Edition featuring the best of Marquette County. Since its first edition more than 150 years ago, The Mining Journal has been telling the story of Marquette and the ...

U-M looks sluggish in easy win over Middle Tennessee

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes in the first half and No. 7 Michigan went on to beat Middle Tennessee 40-21 Saturday night. The Wolverines unveiled their new-look offense and showed they have a lot of work to do with the ball. ...

High water

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — With Lake Superior’s average water level for August being over a foot higher than its long-term August average and just below the record set in 1952, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging the public to exercise caution around ...

Room at the Inn hosts social events

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Room at the Inn, an emergency homeless shelter, will host a volunteer social the first Sunday of every month. Due to the holiday weekend, the volunteer social for September will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The social is an opportunity ...

Put on hold

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — A request to expand operations at a gravel pit in Negaunee Township seems to have stalled for now, according to the Negaunee Township Planning Commission. The planning commission has sent two letters to developer A. Lindberg and Sons ...

Fellow Democrat declares Whitmer’s roads plan dead

LANSING — The minority leader of the Michigan House said Thursday that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike is dead in the Republican-led Legislature, adding that there are other kinds of tax increases that could pay for much-needed road ...

Marquette Econ Club speakers announced

MARQUETTE — Individuals from many walks of life are on the slate of speakers for the Economic Club of Marquette County’s 2019-20 program season. The same could be said for the club in general. “Our membership represents a diverse group of industries and includes individuals and ...

Seasonal weather changes arrive to area

MARQUETTE — Many area residents may have noticed leaves changing, winds howling, rains falling and temperatures sinking over the past week. Although fall doesn’t technically start until Sept. 23, it appears some of the telltale signs have arrived; and more is likely in store, as ...

Rebuilding Santa’s Workshop

MARQUETTE — After a suspected arson incident led to its destruction over the weekend, it’s looking like Santa’s Workshop in Ishpeming will be back this Christmas due to the generosity of the community, local students and a former Ishpeming resident who donated the money needed to rebuild ...

Presque Isle parking

MARQUETTE — Presque Isle Park attracts many visitors throughout the year, especially during the summer and weeks surrounding the return of Northern Michigan University students. However, with many visitors come many vehicles. Due to this, the city is still working to spread the word ...

Depot deal

MARQUETTE — Renovation and reuse of the historic depot property at 200 S. Fifth St. in Marquette could be moving forward in the coming year. After the Marquette-based financial advisory, wealth management and consulting firm Wealth Strategy Group submitted a request to purchase a portion ...

Negaunee DDA district may expand

NEGAUNEE — The newly organized Negaunee Downtown Development Authority is looking to expand its boundaries beyond its traditional downtown. DDA members viewed an updated map of the expansion proposal and heard options for how tax revenue could be distributed between the DDA, the city and ...

LIGHTS OUT

MARQUETTE — A fast-moving storm Tuesday afternoon, which produced winds upward of 50 mph, knocked down trees and power lines and caused power outages for thousands of Marquette County residents. About 3,000 Marquette Board of Light and Power customers, mostly concentrated in Marquette ...

‘Truly a heroic situation’

MARQUETTE — Quickly taking action in an emergency situation can make all the difference. An example of this occurred at Marquette’s Fourth of July parade earlier this summer, when two men came to the aid of an injured 9-year-old girl after an accident during the parade. “It was truly ...

Cemetery tour tells history of Ishpeming residents

ISHPEMING — The small cities of the Upper Peninsula are known for their rich history, which can be seen in the sandstone buildings and old mine shafts, but in the cemeteries are the stories of those instrumental in writing the local history. The Ishpeming Area Historical Society & ...

Keep Kids Warm effort to change

MARQUETTE — A chill is in the air. Winter is fast approaching. And almost as assuredly as the cold weather beginning in October and November, local volunteers in western Marquette County will be at the ready for the 10th annual Project Keep Kids Warm winter clothing drive. “In our 10th ...

Finding a better way to ship freight

MARQUETTE — The possibility for a more robust rail system in the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin was the focus of a Monday public forum at the Marquette Township Community Center. Michigan state Sen. Ed McBroom, R-38th District, and Wisconsin state Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-12th District, hosted ...